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Let’s Talk: Overseas expansion

What can derail a businesses' plans to launch their offering into an overseas market?  Global expansion may be every enthusiastic business owner’s dream but is...

Efic helping high-growth business take on export opportunities

Seeing Machines has gone from strength to strength since 2000, when the business was founded as part of an association with Australian National University....

Partnerships to support Australian SME growth

For small and medium businesses (SMEs) that want to take on new export opportunities, understanding your business’ working capital position is critical. Working with...

How to Sell to Chinese Consumers: three tips

Last year, one of my colleagues built two semi-detached houses, wanting to sell one. His question to me was: How do I sell it...

‘Leave your sarcasm at the door’ and other top business tips for breaking into the US market

With all of the talk about Asia and the hysteria around Donald Trump's presidency, it is easy to forget that the United States is still...

What a global shipping crisis means for export and import costs

If your business relies on shipping goods into or out of the country, the recent upheaval in the container shipping market would have taken...

A recipe for success: growing your business with a dash of streamlining and a pinch of automation

Any inefficiencies within your business can eat away at your bottom line and makes things a lot harder than they should be, which why...

How to increase your warehouse quality and efficiency​

Most business owners have their own ideas on the best methods to improve warehouse efficiency. As with any other department or company asset, regular...

Which Car Suits Your Business Model Best?

When you own and operate a small business, you’ll find yourself experiencing many milestones. Purchasing a company car is often one of the significant...

The high-risk countries for budding exporters

Too many Australian businesses are jumping into exporting without fully understanding and researching the risks involved, resulting in business losses and unnecessary expenses. There are...

Indonesia’s investment climate heats up while Chinese profits cool growth

An increasingly favourable Indonesian investment climate offers growth opportunities for Australian exporters, according to new analysis from Efic.  Jokowi’s reform drive buoys Indonesia’s investment climate  Indonesia’s...

International expansion may be vital for growth; but do you have what it takes?

For some businesses, expanding overseas is considered a vital component to their growth strategy. And it’s not hard to understand why. After all, they’re...

The traits of a successful SME exporter

It’s an exciting time to be a small business involved in exporting. With the weaker AUD boosting Australia’s international competiveness in many industries outside of...

What does the year ahead hold for Australian SME exporters?

After a year in which the world economy experienced heightened volatility and global growth slowed, there has been a positive shift in opportunities ahead...

An Australian insolvency snapshot for 2016

Just when the Australian dollar is starting to bounce back against the US dollar after dipping last year, the local market is now being...

Is Australia going to ban livestock export?

Recently, animal rights activists in Australia have been campaigning against the Australian import of Livestock claiming that the industry is not legal and legitimate. They...

What to Do When a Workplace Accident Occurs

It’s easy to believe that workplace accidents happen to ‘other people’. The reality is that workplace accidents can, and do, affect a great range...

Five tips to get great truck finance for business

Some businesses rise and fall on the backs of trucks. Whether you’re shipping or receiving products of your own, on behalf of other businesses...

Export opportunities await in South Korea for SMEs

South Korea is one of Australia’s closest economic and trading partners, and with its high-income economy, there is a strong market for Australia’s high...